Thursday, December 17, 2009

Marathon Pictures

For the record I think the price of these pictures is a complete scam. However you can see I got sucked in. I didn't pre-order thinking i'd wait and see if they sucked, but enough of them came out well I went for it. Still a scam though. I need to become an "action photographer" to supplement my science....

The start. 5am at Ala Moana. I'm somewhere in the bottom left hand corner (I started near the back having no illusions of grandeur). There were 23,000+ people out there with me. Quite a spectacular site.

Mile 6. Still running. I actually pretty much ran for the first ten miles, walking only for around a minute at each of the water stops (3 of them). After that I fell back to my run between water tables and then walk for 5 minutes routine. Did me well, I didn't feel like death at all. I need to find a better running short combo (the compression shorts stop chaffing, so i'm not running without them!), I wish they made longer running shorts for women, not all of us have legs we particularly wish to show off.

Mile 16. I'm actually amazed I look better than mile 6. Not sure why. Delirium maybe?

The final stretch. I swear the park got longer, this 0.5 mile stretch seemed to take FOREVER.

Crossing the finish line within my 6hr goal!

My hero shot. Definitely looking pooped now. Just beyond this they had these large showers you could stand under to cool down. Which I did. For about 5 minutes.

4 comments:

Croughwell said...

That half mile is always the longest part of the race.

nicola@which name? said...

awesome! i would have gotten sucked in, too!

okay, have to add, so humorously inappropriate for this post, but the word verification i am about to hit enter on is: quiters

RGW said...

Nicola, you always get the best verification words....

LSULiv said...

AMAZING! WAY TO GO! I can't believe people run 26.2 miles... ever. It really is a feat! Nice work :o)